Super Mario Brothers and beer sounds like a solid Friday night plan to me. In 1985 Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Shizuka produced the fourth best-selling video game of all time with 40 million copies sold. Although Tetris, Wii Sports and Grand Theft Auto have all sold more copies, I think that Super Mario Bros is more iconic. I grew up playing this game, and it has been one of my favorites since I bought my first Nintendo with my paper route money. One thing to keep in mind is there is a direct correlation between the amount of beer consumed and the quality of gaming performance. This painting shows Mario about to hit the most amazing power up — a giant beer, so I call this piece Super Power Up.
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Thirsty Thursday Beer Painting #16 by Scott Clendaniel. April 16, 2015. Super Power Up. 8″x10″, oil on panel.